Ever since Cardi B’s album Invasion of Privacy went platinum, an unaddressed rivalry between the two seemed to be arising. Over the last 5-10 years, there has only been one prominent woman in rap. Cardi’s album became a problem because it started to generate incredibly high numbers that the rap community hasn’t seen from a woman in very long time.
Shortly after, Nicki Minaj released her 4th studio album, Queen. This was a huge deal because those in support of Nicki and those in support of Cardi were waiting to see if it could measure up. Queen came out #2 on the Billboard charts against Travis Scott’s, Astroworld. Nicki Minaj then went on her new show “Queen Radio” and explained that the only reason that her album did not make the #1 spot was because Travis Scott’s girlfriend, Kylie Jenner, promoted his clothing sales and album, which all counts towards record sales. After the billboard numbers came out, Nicki posted a picture on Instagram with the caption, “Travis sold over 50K of these. With no requirement of redeeming the album! With no dates for a tour, etc. I spoke to him. He knows he doesn’t have the #1 album this week. I love my fans for the #1 album in AMERICA! I’ll explain on #QueenRadio 4 albums in, #1 in 86 countries.”
Early September, Nicki and Cardi caused a brawl at a New York Fashion Week event. Reportedly, it started with Nicki Minaj deliberately stepping on Cardi’s dress and Cardi retaliating by throwing a shoe at her.
Since then, the two have been going on rants with the intent of exposing some underlying secrets that most of us were surprised to find out. Nicki provided evidence of Cardi shaming women for the color of their skin, calling them “rats”. She also spoke on her persistent claim that Cardi buy’s her fans. In response, Cardi accused Nicki of being jealous and of “stopping her bag”. The difference between both claims is that this is not the first time Nicki has been accused of using her platform to stop labels, brands, and producers from working with another artist.
Nicki Minaj is mocking the people that accused her by making profit off of these rumors.